Summer is well and truly here (phew!!!) and it looks set to stay in the ‘heatwave zone’ for a while. Scorching sun all day can be hard work, especially when you’re on the move at festivals, camping and on your hols. I have some tried and tested favourites that keep me naturally cool (ish), protected, and un-melting in the summer heat! Let’s make it a pleasant experience:
Incognito Suncream Insect Repellent
This is a real 3-in-1 multi-tasker of a product perfect for summer days. It protects skin with a proven SPF protecting against both UVA and UVB rays.
This pleasantly fragranced formulation has been tested 100% effective against Zika, malaria, dengue and chikungunya carrying mosquitoes and offers an unprecedented level of protection.
On top of this double protection from UVA, UVB and insects, it also moisturises and hydrates the skin and is water-resistant, making it perfect for going in and out of swimming pools or the sea, and having a greater resistance against sweat.
Pure Aura Spray Deodorant: Melon & Cucumber
If you love a non-drip, spray deodorant with a beautiful natural scent, take this super new ‘Pure Aura’ with you, wherever you go! – fragranced with melon and cucumber for a great freshness.
I’m a fan of their Vanilla and Lavender fragrance and this new option is just as lovely and refreshing and it works all day long, in the sunshine!
Long lasting protection, and it won’t leave those ghastly white marks on your clothes, is 100% natural, great for Vegetarians & Vegans and is not tested on animals.
Eco by Sonya Invisible Tan
This is an award-winning cult tanning product loved by customers and great if you want to avoid the sun as much as possible but still look glowing! A luxurious, express sunless tanning lotion for face and body, best suited if you have a medium to olive skin tone and in just one application, it delivers a beautiful, believable, golden bronze glow!
Use it just like you would a moisturiser, there’s no fuss and it couldn’t be simpler to get a natural tan. Apply it after your nightly shower or bath and let it dry completely before getting into bed. A gorgeous golden tan will develop overnight!
There are no hidden nasties, it’s made with only certified organic and natural ingredients including Aloe Vera, Rose geranium oil, Avocado oil and Chamomile.
Shade – ‘All-Natural’ sunscreen from Not the Norm
This sunscreen is 100% natural, containing only four simple ingredients, unrefined Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Seal Zinc Oxide and pure Beeswax to protect and nourish skin safely, effectively and without causing irritation. An ideal SPF25 which protects skin from the broadest spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB rays.
I love it as it absorbs really easily into skin and my kids use it too, it’s perfect for sensitive skins and all the family. I always avoid chemical sunscreens and this natural alternative works!
Weleda Tinted Lip Balm
NEW natural tinted lip balms that will stop lips from drying out and cracking in the scorching sun and give a gorgeous hint of colour. Choose from three fabulously flattering shades, Nude, Rose and Berry Red, all with organic Shea butter and organic jojoba oil.
Dermatologically tested, even for sensitive lips. You can even easily combine the colours to create your very own unique shade!
Tabitha James Kraan Organic Dry Shampoo
This natural dry shampoo will cleanse and restore natural beauty and body of hair between washes. An expert blend of therapeutic botanicals including burdock, nettle and comfrey, blended with the cleansing power of certified organic chestnut powder, certified organic tapioca powder and natural bicarbonate of soda. It’s finished with a scented, mind soothing infusion of certified organic essential oils leaving hair smelling lovely.
TIANA Raw Coconut Waters (Pure, Pomegranate and Passion Fruit)
Stay hydrated with the lovely light and refreshing taste of fresh young coconuts, with added fruit if you fancy. You don’t get much more nutritious and delicious than these raw, unpasteurised, essentially fat-free drinks that are jam packed with minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Sodium), vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes.
The perfect pick me up for a natural energy boost, for flushing toxins from the body and staying hydrated, choose from natural coconut water or an extra burst of fruity flavour with added pomegranate or passion fruit.
The Konjac Sponge Company -Rainforest Collection – Mini Pore Refiners
These are great for traveling as they are small yet powerful! Made with 100% pure Konjac which is free from chemicals, colouring, additives and irritants. The moisture-rich plant fibre is blended with natural volcanic water to create the ultimate skincare sponge.
Brand new and limited edition featuring the cutest Toucan, Sloth, Monkey and Tree Frog, and in the most fabulous packaging.
They can reach tricky areas, like the side of your nose and you get a really deep clean. You can even use them on the delicate eye area. The sponges will refine, define and nourish skin. They can be used on every skin type, even the most sensitive. Use with or without your favourite cleanser.
Rhythm Health Mango & Passionfruit Kefir
The sun can takes it’s toll on you physically so here’s a great drink that will refresh you and aid digestion!
If you love the fruity flavours of mango and passionfruit then try this tender young coconut with lactose free kefir cultures and the tropical flavour of mango and passionfruit which add a natural sweetness.
A cold-pressing technique is used to keep the kefir raw (or uncooked), natural and nutritious. Dairy-free, and packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals without added sugar. All the benefits of wild, natural kefir cultures combined with tender young coconuts and delicious fruitiness!